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investigates events in libya, president obama tells muammar gaddafi to go. >> he needs to step down from power and leave. >> opposition fighters and rebels hold their ground. 200,000 migrant workers have now fled libya. an international operation is under way to get them home. welcome to bbc news. coming up, britain's governing coalition partners have come in sixth place in a parliamentary election. the turmoil in libya has continued with libya at launching fresh attacks spirits the prosecutor of the criminal court has confirmed that he will investigate colonel khadafy and his inner circle for crimes against humanity. >> of the violence must stop. muammar gaddafi, he has lost legitimacy to lead. those who perpetrate violence against the libyan people will be held accountable. the aspirations of the libyan people are freedom, democracy, and dignity. they must be matched. >> we will have some analysis from washington, d.c. >> after yesterday's victorious battle, the rebel volunteers flocked in a high state of nervousness. an air raid on the town, the nervousness grew worse. one man accident led
has been billed as the 34 years since the foundation of the people's committee in libya. muammar gaddafi delivering a defiant message both to his people and the international community. the libyan people, he says, is free to exercise power whichever way it deems. any interference is not acceptable. we will carry on listening to his address. >> to 200 -- and now i am hearing news about 2000. half of these fatalities from the army and policemen because their positions were attacked. there should be a commission of inquiry to find out what happened and to identify the fatalities, where they came from. they attacked the brigade, they attacked the police station. and people were gunned down outside the station. they killed soldiers inside barracks. when the fighting started, orders were issued to stop the fighting. we asked the soldiers to go back home. and i would like people -- i would like to arm the people. people heeded my advice. received arms. armed themselves. and then they started to defend themselves. and they control the area. then they set up local radio and each people h
east, particularly in libya, are so opaque and convoluted, it is tempting to think there is and in genius master plan there, and ingenious master plan, in effect, behind the scenes, that he has not conclude us in on. is that -- does anybody else see it that way. >> i don't know what jonah goldberg's problem is, right now. i think the president's problem is that he has now said something, he has said this man must go. and, there is a gap, as many commentators have pointed out, between that declaration and the assistance the american government is prepared to provide, to make that goal happen and the fact of the matter is, we are descending
>> this is a fox news alert. the international calls on libya has begun. around 20 french war planes are now flying over libya, enforcing a u.n. no-fly zone and this is new video just coming in. take a look. this is a brand new hour on america's news headquarters, i'm jamie colby. >> kelly: i'm kelly wright. fox news confirming the united states is preparing to launch an air attack on the libyan defenses. secretary of state clinton speaking about the role today and an emergency international summit in paris. >> colonel gaddafi continues to defy the world. his attacks on civilians go on. today we have been monitoring the troubling reports of fighting around and within benghazi itself. as president obama said, we have every reason to fear left uncheck gaddafi will commit unspeakable atrocities. >> kelly: secretary of state hillary clinton. molly henneberg is joining us live from washington the. and holly, how does secretary clinton describe. >> she didn't give military details, she is the top diplomate. and further delay on libya will put the civilians at risk and the u.s. will
journal," thanks for talking with us. >> my pleasure, ray. more on libya with president obama's speech. we'll be back with that shortly. >> ifill: in a few moments the president will address the nation on american involvement inibya. for those stations just joining us, president obama is speaking from the campus of the national defense university at fort mcnair in washington d.c., ten days after the american military, nato and the arab league began enforcing a no fly zone over libya, the administration is mounting a full-scale defense of an action the president said again today will be limited both in time and scope. newshour political editor david chalian joins me to give us a sense of what the president thinks he needs to accomplish tonight. >> he has to answer three fundamental questions, gwen. he has to answer why are we involved in this military action in libya. he has to say what are the next steps now that we're moving into this support role supposedly going forward? and the third question he has to answer is what if qaddafi stays since he has stated the country's policy as qaddafi
wanted to get weapons in the libya, we probably could. we are looking at all of our options at this point. >> they are deciding libya's political future. the forces launched a ferocious counterattack on the rebels. >> sustained artillery fire, the rebels themselves are just ahead. >> and the level of radioactive iodine in the nuclear plant is found to be at least 3000 times behalf legal limit. coming up, a much-anticipated world cup semifinal between india and pakistan will see both prime ministers sitting side by side. welcome. as fierce fighting continues in libya, president obama has not ruled out supplying u.s. weapons to opposition figures in the country. he believed he was losing control of libya and would ultimately step down. a series of interviews with the american news network, president obama called on the leadership around the colonel to make it clear he had to go. >> people don't want him rolling anymore. they will have made a determination to what the most appropriate way to facilitate him stepping down will be. >> what would you make any calls to say, take him? >> we have n
right now on piers morgan tonight. >> at this particular country libya, at this particular moment, we were faced with prospects of violence on a horrific scare. >> air strikes in libya, political warfare at home. did his speech change anything? >> we can make a difference. i believe that this movement of change cannot be turned back. and that we must stand alongside those who believe in the same core principles that have guided us through many storms. >> tonight as the president sold the american people on this mission of getting rid of gadhafi. is this country's role in the middle east changing? this is the great middle east debate. a special edition of piers morgan tonight. >> the really tough question tonight, does operation odyssey door signal a major change in america's foreign policy in that region? tonight the great middle east debate for some of the top minds in the country, both sides of the aisle. senator lindsay graham, donald trump. congressman anthony wiener, p.j. crowley. former libyan ambassador, general richard myers. we begin tonight with cnn's ni k robertson live fro
>>> u.s. fire power. allied military muscle. speeding towards libya to stop a brutal civil war. >> we cannot stand idly by when a tyrant tells his people that there will be no mercy. >> translator: he's totally defied the warning. >> moammar gadhafi isn't backing down. >> translator: now all detos will be open and armed people to defend people and its unity. >> a showdown of force on many sides with global impact. >> we'd like to welcome our viewers around the globe watching special coverage. i'm don lemon. >> i'm john vause. the time for warnings is over. the time for action is now. as the u.s. joins a coalition of countries targeting moammar gadhafi's forces. heavy gun fire and explosion in libya's capital of tripoli hours after the coalition attacked the defenses. in theatest move british jets flew 3,000 miles to carry out a missile strike on key targets. >> john, earlier the pentagon said u.s. and british ships and submarines fired more than 110 tomahawk missiles. they hit about 20 libyan air and missile defense targets. coalition calling this "operation odyssey dawn." >> f
>> welcome to "the journal." >> will come. our top stories at this hour, libya declares a cease-fire after the u.n. approves a no-fly zone. rebels say they are still under attack. one week after the earthquake and tsunami, a minute in silence for the dead and missing. efforts to prevent a meltdown as authorities say they might need to bury the whole plant. >> with a growing threat of western military intervention in libya diplomatic preure is growing. the u.s., britain and france warned gaddafi to hold the advance and pull back on other cities. this comes on the heels of a decision to propose a no-fly zone. gaddafi has declared a cease- fire but rebels say government forces continued their assault. >> for these rebels the no-fly zone cannot come soon enough. the resolution gives me new hope. >> there for libya has decided on an immediate cease-fire and stoppage of all operations. >> that announcement has been received with skepticism. >> the libyan people have called for international assistance. this resolution paves the way for that to be answered. colonel gaddafi's refusal to
of companies. what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news." >> gadaffi's people show support and libya might collapse into a protracted civil war. >> [shouting] >> as the unrest to build, such as the exodus. thousands continue to flee libya. he faces more international condemnation, the un suspending libya from the human rights council. welcome to bbc world news. coming up, taking to the streets in the armenian capital and the call for the president there to step down. in a plagiarism scandal. -- and a plagiarism scandal. libya is now in danger of collapsing into a protracted civil war according to hillary clinton. it has been suspended from the u.n. human rights council. there is a show of support in areas close to the capital of tripoli. we have reports from both sides of the divide. he will be hearing from our world affairs editor. but first, the middle east editor reports from the capital. >> they are in the streets to wave off a convoy. they say it will be restored. the regime's power is concentrated on the capital. the colonel has genuine support here. this is green square. they
. as the unrest builds, so does the exodus. the thousands continued to flee libya. the border situation reaches a breaking point. welcome to bbc news. coming up, taking to the streets, and demonstrators marched in the armenian capital to call for the president to step down. quitsy's defense minister the government over a plagiarism scandal. welcome. libya is not in danger of collapsing into a protracted civil -- civil war. libya has been suspended from the u.n. human rights council as gaddafi makes an effort to shore up support in tripoli. intense fighting has been supported their in recent days. we have reports from both sides of the divides. >> khaddafi it supporters were on the streets in tripoli. -- gaddafi's supporters from the streets in tripoli. the message was that the leader cares about the whole country. >> gaddafi is king forever, forever. >> the regime's power is concentrated in the capital. he has to support here. -- he has genuineness support here. this is green square, the city of the city. the foreign media has not been showing things like these because they are broadly bertrand
and why are we in libya. another conflict. he is not done a-- great job. and he needs to explain what is the strategy. we are watching the and it sounds like he is getting introduced. let us listen anin. >> the president i would like to update the american people on the international efforts that we have led him in libya. what we of dawn, what we have planning to do and why this what we have done--let me begin paying tribute to our men and a uniform and women in uniform that acted with courage, professionalism and patriotism. they have moved with incredible speed and strength. because of them and our dedicated diplomats a coalition has been forged countless lives have been saved. meanwhile, as we speak of our troops are supporting our allies and japan. leaving a rock to its people and stopping the momentum in afghanistan and leaving iraq--to its people and continuing to conquer all qaeda. as commander in chief, i am proud all elements, the coast guard, and the families. i know all americans share in that sentiment. half for generations, the united states of america has played a unique
up power. >> it's fair to say that if we wanted to get weapons into libya, we probably could. we're looking at all our options at this point. >> london appoints a new group to help decide libya's political future as fierce fighting continues across the country. gaddafi's force has launched a ferocious counterattack on the rebels. we report at the center of intense fighting. >> we've been hearing sustained artillery fire and the rebels themselves are firing rockets just up ahead. >> welcome to "bbc news" broadcast to our viewers in pbs in america and also around the world. coming up for you, with just a month to go for the royal wedding here, we have a list of the do's and don't's ahead of the big day. >> welcome. as fierce fighting continues in libya, president obama has said he has not ruled out supplying u.s. weapons to opposition figures in the country. he also says he believes colonel gaddafi was losing control of his country would ultimately step down. speaking in a series of interviews on american news networks, president obama called on the leadership around colonel gaddaf
's early sunday morning in libya. what began as a popular uprising a few weeks ago is beginning to look more and more like a civil war on one side are rebel forces who seized control of key cities in eastern libya. on the other, a defiant moammar gadhafi an iron grip over the capital tripoli. >> west of tripoli, a mayor point of contention. opposition forces say pro-gadhafi troops driven out to the outskirts but government is relying on fighter jets and helicopters to strike rebel strongholds and strategic targets including a large weapons depot in benghazi. >> the rebels claim to have shot down one of the fighters, soviet-made jet crashed with two pilots aboard. now, the rebels also they captured that oil town. >> we begin with ben wedeman journeying out to the crash site and saw the wreckage of the jet fighter and the headless bodies of the two crew men. >> reporter: anti-gadhafi fighters say they took down, shot down a libyan air force plane about eight kilometers southeast of ras lanuf. that town recently liberated from libyan army forces. we saw that over about a kilometer debris f
in libya, what's the end game, how do we get out? the role the u.s. will play from here on out and how important is it that gadhafi goes. and how did we wind up fighting in a country that even the country's own defense secretary on sunday said is not a vital u.s. interest. tonight, we'll look at what the president needs to say and the big stakes for him politically in lya if the effort for him goes bad. then we'll bring the president's speech live from the national war college here inform washington, d.c. let's begin with andrea mitch l mitchell. and of course, the huffington post's howard fineman who is an msnbc political analyst. what must the president say? here's a couple of clips. >> when someone like gadhafi threatens a bloodbath that could destabilize an entire region and when the international community is prepared to come together to save many thousands of lives, then it's in our national interest to act. >> that was the radio address on saturday. here's what he said in south america last week about why we're there. >> our military action is in support of an international man
people. stand by for a report from rebel-held eastern libya. gadhafi is fighting harder than ever to hold on to power. but does he have an exit strategy if he's forced out? we're taking a closer look at his options. >>> thousands of refugees of libya are crowded into a no-man's land on the border. aid organizations now are pleading for help to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe. we're taking you inside the camps and the exploding crisis. >>> we welcome our viewers from the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in the situation room. >>> the uprising in libya is looking more every day like a full-fledged war between moammar gadhafi's troops and rebel forces. the opposition is afrmd and on alert and towns bombed by libyan forces this week. our senior international correspondent ben wedeman and his crew were there when the bombs dropped. >> reporter: first the roar of the plane, then a bomb explodes just beside the road. >> gadhafi army are attacking his people with his planes. >> reporter: the target was these men, a collection of soldiers who have gone over to the op
government in libya, opposition fighters say they still control the town of zawiya. a few dozen kilometers outside tripoli. as you heard nic, government is saying something quite different. opposition and government forces battling over the past days for full control of the town. we've had unconfirmed reports of heavy casualties. the fighting there has forced thousands of people to continue to flee libya. for many of them the first stop in the journey home is tunisia. an estimated 200,000 have crosses over the boarder from libya. the u.s. and other countries are helping and evacuating them to get them back home. >>> right now, as ben wedeman reports, rebels in ras lanuf are also claiming a major hit against gadhafi's air force. >> reporter: anti-gadhafi fighters say they took down, shot down, a libyan air force plane about eight kilometers southeast of ras lanuf, that town recently liberated from libyan army forces. we went to the site. we saw that over about a kilometer there was debris from a fighter bomber, that's an old soviet era jet. it was restaurant fstrewn for a ter over the deser
in libya. the u.s. military said there is no indication that coalition air strikes resulted in any civilian casualties. wednesday night, sites again or targeted in the capital of tripoli. bobby gaddafi -- gaddafi's tanks in israel were hit. schelling's have resumed. >> a propaganda war is also being waged in libya. brandishing, a presenter on libyan state television pledged to give his last breath for libyan leader gaddafi. state television also broadcast images of gaddafi's supporters staging demonstrations and gaddafi himself making a brief public appearance for the first time in days. speaking from his compound, gaddafi pledged victo, denouncinghat he called the unjustified aggression of crusader nations. although the united nations- backed strike had forced his troops to retreat, battles are still waiting on the ground. rebels and regime forces are still fighting for control in eastern libya, where thehave been engaged in a standoff for days. the u.s. president says intervention would not end until it had entered the safety of the libyan people. >> unless he is willing to step down, the
or face military action against libya. >> if gaddafi does not comply with the resolution, the international community will impose consequences. the resolution will be enforced through military action. >> a state of emergency is declared in yemen after least 40 people are shot dead during an anti-government rally. welcome to "bbc world news." coming up later, japan's nuclear safety agency raises the accident alert levels at the fukushima nuclear plant saying the situation is serious. a nation remembers. japan holds a minute of silence for those who died in the earthquake and tsunami a week ago. ♪ the u.s. president barack obama has said the libyan leader colonel gaddafi must obey the u.n. demands or face military action. earlier, the libyan government announced an immediate ceasefire and promised to follow the u.n. resolution passed on thursday. he said colonel gaddafi had to stop all attacks on civilians, pull back his troops, and allow in humanitarian aid. >> now once more, muammar gaddafi has a choice. the resolution that passed lays out very clear conditions that mus
>>> this sunday, the allied strike against libya stretches into its second week as the u.s. seeks to limit its role. >> responsibility for this operation is being transferred from the united states to our nato allies and partners. >> but as criticism from congress mounts, many questions remain. what happens if gadhafi clings to power? what are the limits of the u.s.'s role if a civil war gets worse? and how does a military campaign relate to our overall strategy in the mideast? this morning, a special joint interview, with us, the secretary of state hillary clinton and secretary of defense robert gates. >>> then -- the president faces critics from both sides of the aisle. did he overstep his constitutional authority by using force without consulting congress. my interview this morning with republican from indiana senator richard lugar. >>> finally, analysis of the administration's handling of the crisis in libya is our fragile economic recovery continues and our military is stretched thin by two other wars, did the president make the case to the american people that libya is worth
about it. tonight in our survey i asked did the president articulate a clear policy on libya in his speech tonight? 94% of you said yes. army, prevent a massacre, and establish a no-fly zone with our allies. >> well, this is a new obama doctrine, which is that you act on threats. remember, that's what george bush did. he said iraq had weapons of mass destruction. so here we are, $3 trillion later for the long term cost of the war, deaths of thousands of troops, deaths to millions of iraqis, civilians died as a result of the conflict, and we've got to be careful about we take an operational and ethical responsibility for the final outcome here that wasn't ours two weeks ago. successful westward charge by opposition fighters of the last nine days. rebels want that victory. in a political victory for anti-gadhafi forces, qatar formally recognized the interim council as libya's sole legitimate representatives of the libyan people. let's bring back in richard engle and i know you have been following all the developments. one of the thing that is the president said several times wa
of companies. what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news." >> welcome to bbc news, live from the libya-tunisia border. pro gaddafi forces are now battling with the opposition for strategic areas of control. air force warplanes strike near the oil town in eastern libya one day after gaddafi troops failed to recapture it from rebels. the international community steps up its efforts to move thousands of stranded people away from libya's border with tunisia. >> welcome to gmt in london. also in the program, german police investigate whether a kosovo man was acting alone or as part of a terror group, shooting two american servicemen. >> hello and welcome from the libyan border with tunisia, where 95,000 people have now fled from libya across this border crossing point alone. thousands of them, namely migrant workers from inside libya, are still stranded. they have been for several days, some of them for up to one week. the situation is gradually beginning to ease. the international community has now got something like 40 flights to get some of these people back to the countries they origina
>> in light of the military action in libya this week and, we will show you david cameron's announcement on friday that british fighter jets will help enforce the no-fly zone in libya. opposition leader ed miller band and others ask questions about the african union and humanitarian efforts in libya. >> a statement from the prime minister. mr. speaker, over three weeks ago, the people took to the streets in protest against colonel gaddafi and his regime, asking for new rights and freedoms. there were hopeful times that a better future awaited them, and my people elsewhere, they were taking their destiny into their own hands. mr. speaker, far from meeting those, he has responded by attacking his own people. on the 23rd february the un secretary general cited the reported nature and scale of attacks on civilians as "egregious violations of international and human rights law" and called on the government of libya to "meet its responsibility to protect its people." he later said that more than 1,000 people had been killed and many more injured in libya amidst credible and cons
french fighter jets fire on military targets inside libya. is this the world versus moammar gadhafi? good saturday everybody. we are getting new information from libya at this point. we know the french fighter jets have fired on military armored vehicles. the french are confirming it at this point. the international red cross is demanding that all sides respect civilian life and allow international humanitarian groups to go in and treat those wounded. jim maceda is reporting from tripoli. >> i now report the first volley of shots in this international military intervention in libya. moments ago a french fighter jet fired on a libyan military vehicle in benghazi. there had been of course the warning from the french president sarkozy that french planes were flying in the air over benghazi and that would prevent any war plane or tank or military vehicle from firing and killing civilians inside benghazi. now, this morning gadhafi's forces pushed and punched through the defenses set up by the rebels in the southwestern part and approach to benghazi despite all of the declarations made by
you for being with us. >> on monday, obama will deliver a speech on libya in the national defense university. the actions the u.s. has taken. the transition to nato command. monday at 7:30 eastern. c-span and c-span radio. >> i am not interested in developing a strategy to win the primary and not winning the general. we have done well everywhere. >> rick santorum sits down to discuss a presidential bid in 2012. on c-span. >> as protest continue, and as nato sets to take control find the latest from the administration officials . all searchable on your computer. watch what you want, when yo u want. >> a look between the relations between the u.s. and libya. this is about 45 minutes. van is a securities studies adjufpkt professor at georgetown university and joins us to talk about the relations between the united states and libya both on diplomat and military fronts. take us through the evolution of the relationship between u.s. and libya say from the mid 60s up through the present. guest: i think it's important to start earlier than that if we look back at the time p
of bombing let's go live to ben braun in eastern libya. that area is being held by the rebels. >> hello and welcome from to broke in eastern libya. -- tubruk in eastern libya. more air strikes are under way tonight. anti-aircraft fire lit up the night sky. libyan state television are saying the capital has been attacked by what it calls "crusader enemies." that the attacks are not going to scared -- are not going to scare the namibian people. that is what libyan tv has been saying. coalition leaders are saying they effectively have a no-fly zone in place in the skies over libya. last night, one of the key targets was one of colonel gaddafi's compounds in tripoli where a three-story building was destroyed. the libyan authorities are saying civilians were in that area who had volunteered to be human shields and they could have been killed. the british foreign secretary william hague said there was no intention to kill or injure civilians. the idea of the coalition is to prevent -- protect civilians on the ground here. yet we have more from alan little. >> the war has come to the heart of
developing situation out of libya. >> heather: the u.s. navy has three submarines for operations against libya but france fired the opening shots and military intervention. protests continuing around libya despite muammar khadafy refuting reports that he is firing on his own people. he says she prepared to die for his country. >> gregg: steve harrigan is streaming live. what is the latest there? >> a lot of nervous gunfire on the ground on the capitol coming from the ground, small arms fire as well as anti-aircraft fire. we are not sure what they are exactly shooting here. reports of cruise fires, state television in libya saying they have hit the capitol of tripoli but i'm standing here we would hear a cruise missile. it has not hit air defense systems here yet. it's clear that french warplanes are in the fight around the city of benghazi. 20 french jets enforcing the no-fly zone. they have engaged one libyan military vehicle and they destroyed four government tanks, unfirmed reports. people are fleeing to the east as fast as they can. khadafy government forces are inside the city with
will offer no more concessions to demonstrators. >>> let's go to libya. the country is seeing the most intense fighting. we have an update on a story that captivated cnn viewers around the world. a womaning making a desperate plea to journalists at a hotel and claimed rape and abuse at the hands of moammar gadhafi's men. >> she was roughed up, manhandled by security before being hauled off to possibly never be heard from again and tonight the libyan government says she's been released. nic, where is this woman right now? >> reporter: well, we don't know where she is right now. the government officials have told us various stories in the past 24 hours. they said that she was being taken to a mental hospital. then a few hours she said she was at the politician investigation headquarters where she was being held to foul charges against the men she accuses of raping her and government officials said she was released to the care of her family. but there were early indications at this stage that is her family is saying they're not aware of that. the government has been at pains to smear obei
in libya from. as of last night, the uss mount whitney we think is not going to be the headquarters for the libyan war. that war effort will now be run by nato. the no-fly zone part of it and the bombing gadhafi's ground troops part of it which they call something like protecting civilians. this ship named after the highest peak in the continental united states will no longer be the place from which the libyan war is run. does that mean american personnel will be doing any less of the war making in libya? and are u.s. taxpayers funding any less of the war making in libya, even if the united states military is not running it from that particular ship? answers to those questions are as yet unseen. but here is what president obama promised on that score tonight in an address about libya from the national defense university in washington, d.c. >> to lend some perspective on how rapidly this military and diplomatic response came together, when people were being brutalized in bosnia in the 1990s, it took the international community more than a year to intervene with air power to protect c
>>> this is a fox news alert. we are tracking the action in libya, we're told the u.s. will launch missile strikes against libyan air defenses within the hour. french jets launching air strikes on libyan tanks and now nato members preparing jets to head to libya to protect citizens of the north african country. they are wrapping up an emergency meeting in paris a short time ago as french warplanes circle the skies enforce the no-fly zone. hello, welcome to a brand-new hour. >> jamie: i'm jamie colby. the situation in libya is quickly developing as nato counties shift military resources to the region. molly henneberg is tracking that and live in the d.c. bureau. molly, good to see you. secretary clinton it's so unusual to hear from how severe things they are. should she did have a couple diplomatic points she wanted to make very clear clear. tell us about those. >> molly: that the u.s. backed international efforts to prevent libyan leader from muammar khadafy from attacking his own people but the u.s. would be taking a supportive role in any operation. >> we did not lead this. we di
people had been killed and many more injured in libya amidst credible and consistent reports of arrests, detention, and torture. the u.n. security council agreed to resolution 1970. this condemned his actions. it imposed a travel ban and asset freezes on those of the top of his regime. it demanded an end to the bylaws, access and restriction on the media. vitally, it referred the situation in libya to the international criminal court so that its leaders could face the justice they deserve. in my statement to this house on the 28 of february, i set of steps that would implement this measure. our consistent approach is been to isolate the bid up the regime, deprived it of money, shrink its power, and assure that anyone responsible for abuses in libya to be held to account. mr. speaker, intervening in another country's affairs should not be undertaken save in " exceptional circumstances. that is why we have always been clear the preparing for eventualities that might include the use of force, including a no-fly zone or other measures to stop it -- to stop humanitarian catastrophe would req
we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news." >> libya's leader laughs off international condemnation. his forces are preparing to retake lost ground. muammar gaddafi speaks to the bbc. he says he is not going anywhere. >> they love me. all of my people, they love me. they would die to protect me, my people. >> welcome to gmt. a nation comes to a halt. new zealand is remembering the victims of christ church -- christchurch earthquake. we talk to the prime minister. >> while this has been devastating, we're going to come through this. we are a very small, tight-knit community. we support one another. >> jane russell, the hollywood pinup of the 1940's and 1950's, dies at the age of 89. >> ♪ >> it is midday here in london, 6:00 p.m. in dodi, and 2:00 p.m. in the libyan capital of tripoli. there are signs that the forces of muammar gaddafi may be preparing to regain city's loss of a popular rebellion last week. ben brown is on the border between libya and tunisia. >> hello and welcome. we're live at the border with and asia. it has been overwhelmed by the surge of people flowing out of
't change the dynamics on the ground. it will not change it over there in libya. we have to praise the french for standing up and being the first to fight. they are indeed good allies of ours. but in the end of the day. u.s. forces will nuteralize the aircraft of the libyans and other people are not going to commit to the ground and i fear al-gaddafi's forces are going to prevail over the long term unless we find a better way to support the resistance on the ground. >> neil: cornel. we are watching the opening statement. that is watch because i don't understand portuguese. i apologize . the other bad news, is no one understands portuguese. >> neil: i -- know. this is the longest opening statement on the part of a foreign leader in the history of man. but the president is down there and we are told hillary clinton secretary of state did brief him on these talks going on with the french president nicholas sarkozy and many are saying that hillary clinton are sounding the clarion call and leading that in the administration, what do you think of that? >> it is apparent france is taking
in libya and break the bat of the opposition. a fight today in which gadhafi's opponents were able to hold off government troops. [ speaking foreign language ] [ gunfire ] >> it's important to remember about what you are seeing is that according to gadhafi, these libyan fighters don't exist. he's been arguing that it's al qaeda and drugged kits behind the opposition and he claims he's not using planes against libyans, only against ammunition depots. this for the oil port of brega, east of tripoli, seems to show otherwise. libyans battling gadhafi forces. and in a moment, we'll show you a bombing run against people by a jet caught on camera. so as you watch the videos tonight and watch the program tonight, ask yourself this, who do you believe, a dictator's words or your own eyes and ears? the dictator spoke at length today on state television. he denied yet again that anti-government demonstrations were happening and denies harming peaceful demonstrators. >> translator: there is no demonstration in benghazi. these groups came from underground and attacked these police stations and barracks
strikes against libya and the setback on the power plant in japan. that's next on cnn news room. >>> i want to get you up to speed. the united states carried out a new round of air strikes on libyan military targets overnight. a spokesman suggests u.s. combat operations may have peaked. the u.s. role is in the no-fly zone. it's moving from action to patrolling phase today. libyan handlers took journalists to see damage inside gadhafi's compound. that happened earlier today. a possible missile wrecked a four-story building. gadhafi was not the target. >>> defense secretary robert gates arrived in russia today as that country's prime minister turned up the heat. putin ripped the united states for what he called a steady trend of intervention abroad. >> we expected in a matter of days to be able to turn over the primary responsibility to others. we will continue to support the coalition and be a member of the coalition and have a military role in the coalition. >> arab league president is toning down his criticism of the coalition attacks. he met with u.n. secretary moon in cairo today sa
of the immateriforce against libya joined by hala garani. >> the u.s. as well as other arab countries, which happened in paris. >> and as soon as it ended, french warplanes why in the sky over libya and forcing a united nations resolution that includes a no-fly zone. >> nicolas sarkozy says the planes why launched to stop forces loyal to momeammar gadhm gadhafi you can see the plumes of smoke but no libyan tanks. french president nichololas sary stepped out of that emergency meeting in paris earlier today to confirm the french jets were enforcing the u.n. sanction the no-fly zone. >> his comments were very interesting. here's another look at what he said in paris today. >> translator: today, the leaders of the league of arab states, the european union, u.s. and canadians met in paris. also together we have decided to ensure the application of the security council resolution demanding an immediate cease-fire and an end to violence against civil populations in libya. participants agreed to use all the necessary means in particular military means to enforce the security council decisions. this is why ou
protect their territory. desperate to get out of libya kn, migrants sleep where they can. welcome to "bbc world news," within week paying tributes to the victims of the christchurch earthqua earthquake. jane russell a screen actor of the 1950's has died. >> welcome, he may be under intense international pressure to step down. but in an exclusive interview, libyan's colonel gaddafi came out fighting. the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. said that he was delusional. >> it was colonel gaddafi's first interview since this crisis started. he agreed to see bbc news and the sunday times. he said that the u.n.sanction resolutions against libyan were illegitima illegitimate. and asked if he would leave the country. [laughter] as if anyone would leave their home land, he said. >> mr. gaddafi, you have been known as the leader, and for years. and plenty of people in this country would say that the biggest obstacle of change for them and libya is you. >> he said that his presence actually instigated change for the people. >> in recent years you have had important western leaders like tony blair coming her
crash in libya alive. we are taking you to the crash site and telling you how libyan rebels help keep one of them safe. >>> also, president obama is facing growing anger for ordering air strikes in libya without the approval of congress. now, one fellow democrat, even talking about possible impeachment. >>> and new u.s. assessments of the radiation risks from japan's nuclear crisis and new progress inside the plant to shed light on the damage from the sudan. i'm wolf blitzer. you are in "the situation room." >>> some very anxious hours for the u.s. military after the crash of a fighter jet, giving way to relief now that the two crew members are safely out of libya. defense officials confirming that both the pilot and the weapons officer have been rescued. they say the f-15 eagle had an equipment malfunction and did not go down because of enemy fire. let's talk more about the crash and its rescue, how it played out minute by minute, we will go to our pentagon correspondent, chris lawrence. chris, you have been able to see the military's timeline. what happened? >> exactly, wolf. we hav
. libya at the center of the turmoil right now. a coalition of countries raining missiles on moammar gadhafi's defenses and his military in the name of protecting civilians. rebels seized control of two cities, and nato okayed a plan to take over responsibility for the operation in libya. >> and syria, a source close to the government expects the country's cabinet to resign next week as anti-government protests turn it up the pressure. president bashadal assad expecting to address the country in the next two days. two reuters have been missing. >>> last week, troops cleared protesters out of the square with force and then they tore down an iconic monument at the center of the square which had become a symbol of revolt. >> president ali abdullah salah is fighting to hold on to power. the country suffers from corruption, high unemployment and a severe lack of political freedom. salah says he will offer no more concessions to demonstrators. >> let's go to libya right now, the country seeing the most intense fighting. we have an update on the story that captivated cnn viewers around the
to discuss libya and they tell the dossiers his time to give up to our is running out. -- and they tell gaddafi's says it is time is running out. remembering the tragedy, as benefits soccer match in japan for survivors of the earthquake and the tsunami. the future of libya as a plot of the agenda and london on tuesday. more than 40 politicians met to discuss the post gaddafi era. qatar wning gaddafi that he has a matter of days to save themselves. the coalition says they did not tell the car rentals in libya but france said that that option is still on the table. -- the coalition says that they did not agree to arm the rebels in libya. >> the rebels are on the back foot again. after fierce fighting, they have pulled back and are regrouping. after this latest setbacks, there is calling for more international support. >> where is america? where is great britain? they should help us. they should be giving us weapons or stopping gaddafi forces from advancing on us. >> they say they will not be sending in ground forces. germany is especially opposed to the idea. foreign minister has offered
unfolding international crises. libya under fire and japan battling back from natural and nuclear disasters. cnn on top of both these stories. nic robertson in tripoli with jill dory and jim bittermann. >> and ed henry is traveling with the u.s. president obama in south america. and in japan martin savidge is live in tokyo. >> retired general wesley clark and psychologist wendy walsh join us for analysis. >> i want to welcome our international viewers from around the world. i'm don lemon. >> and i'm jonathan mann from cnn international. let's get you caught up now on the latest news. >> we start in libya where the u.s. fired the first missiles inside libya just a short time ago. before that, french fighter jets made the first strike against moammar gadhafi's forces, destroying military vehicles. the international community is enforcing the u.n.'s no-fly zone over libya, pressuring gadhafi to stop killing his own people. we'll have a live report from tripoli in just a few minutes. >>> president obama, meantime, weighing in on the libya situation in brazil, the first day of his five-day trip.
>> tonight, battle for libya. u.s.-led attacks and enforcing a no-fly zone intensifies for a second day. but the pentagon says, muammar qaddafi is not a target. i'm russ mitchell. also tonight, on the ground, a defiant qaddafi shoots back bowing a long war as rebels take rounds in benghazi. >> anxiety rises in quake ravaged japan as food and water show signs of nuclear contamination. >>> and staying connected, technology provide's lifeline for students trying to find loved ones in japan's disaster zone. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with russ mitchell. >> good evening. a second wave of u.s.-led air attacks against libya is under way tonight as b2 bombers from the first wave return to their base in missouri late tonight. on the ground, u.s. aircraft attack libyan forces south of benghazi for the first time while muammar qaddafi remained defiant, calling nations allied against him the party of satan and vowing to fight inch by inch for his country. we have correspondents on the ground in libya and in washington with the latest and we begin with national se
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